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AS A FRESHMAN LAST SEASON, WILLIAMS GOT
his shot at the varsity level after injuries to both the
starting and backup quarterback, and boy did he take
advantage of it. Despite not getting a full season of
work, Williams threw for over 1000 yards and rushed
for 855 more, finishing with 19 total touchdowns.
Williams’ provided a spark to a Judson team that
struggled out of the gate last year, leading the Rock-
ets through the state playoffs and to the semi-finals.
After just recently turning 15, the young star has a
lot of room to build off of last season’s performance.
Additionally, Coach Sean McAuliffe noted that he is
mature beyond his years, works hard both on the field
and in the classroom, and is extremely coachable.
AT THE HELM OF THE WESTLAKE OFFENSE,
Ehlinger threw for 2400 yards and ran for 720 as
a sophomore last season, finishing the year with
36 total touchdowns. A true student of the game,
Ehlinger combines good touch on deep throws with
outstanding intermediate accuracy and speed to
cause nightmares for defenses every Friday night.
Coach Todd Dodge feels that the dual-threat QB has
both notable mental and physical toughness, and
with improvement on pocket presence Ehlinger has
the potential for a huge season this fall.
DANIELS DOMINATED THE COMPETITION IN
District 13-3A last season as a sophomore, racking up 930 yards receiving while also picking off
five passes on defense as a safety. A hard worker
with a great attitude both in the classroom and on
the field, Daniels has made great strides since his
sophomore season and will have an even bigger role
in the offense this year in order to help lead Crockett
on a deep playoff run. Coach Jimmy Thompson fully
expects the dynamic receiver to make an appearance
on the All-State team as a wide receiver and also
possibly as a defensive back.
WILLIAMS IS A GAME CHANGER IN THE BACK-
field, as a receiver, and in special teams as well.
After posting 900 yards rushing, 335 receiving, and
averaging over 35 yards on kickoff return, Crosby
coaches expect the young star to add to his inaugural
varsity season with increased strength, speed, and
familiarity with the speed of the game. As a hardwork-ing, coachable, elite young athlete, Coach Jeff Riordan
spoke highly of Williams, testifying to his character
on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.
It will be interesting to see what the explosive rising
sophomore can do in his second season at Crosby af-
ter being named to the Adidas Freshman All-American
team this year.
MUNOZ WAS A TERROR ON THE DEFENSIVE LINE
for the Americas Trail Blazers last season, recording
13 sacks and four forced fumbles as a sophomore.
Additionally, Munoz had 40 tackles and 12 tackles
for loss with 24 QB hurries throughout the season. A
tremendous competitor, Munoz’s speed and explosiveness make him a nightmare for offensive tackles
in West Texas. Munoz will return to an Americas
team that brings back a strong core of defenders,
and will serve as a leader on the team this season.
With a little growth, Coach Patrick Melton feels that
Munoz has the potential to develop into one of the top
defensive end prospects in the State.
OCHOA IS ANOTHER SOPHOMORE WITH A RARE
combination of size, strength, and athleticism on
the defensive line. At Lake Travis last season, Ochoa
was in opposing backfields consistently, finishing the
year with 16 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, and 87 total
tackles. Like many rising stars, Ochoa will be counted
on in a larger leadership role this season, and after
a year spent in multiple positions last season, Coach
Hank Carter hopes to leave Ochoa at one spot so he
can grow comfortably on the defensive side of the
ball. With a full season under his belt, Ochoa will be
fun to watch at Lake Travis in the upcoming seasons.
CARRINGTON SHINED IN THE SMALL TOWN OF
Junction as a slot receiver last season, hauling in 844
yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore. With the
Eagles starting Quarterback returning in an offense
that flows through Carrington, 2015 should prove
to be an even stronger season for the quick and
explosive receiver. Coach Mitch McLemore mentioned
Carrington’s elite balance and body control as his
strongest attributes, and feels that he will certainly
draw the defenses attention in the fall and will help
create openings for his teammates as well. After being knocked out of the playoffs in the first round last
season, Carrington will be the Eagles key to a playoff
run in the fall.
STOKES SHINED UNDER THE FRIDAY NIGHT
Lights in Hawley last season, throwing nearly 2000
yards and 28 touchdowns while adding close to 600
yards rushing and 8 touchdowns on the ground. It was
an impressive debut at the varsity level for a young
star with a high level of drive and determination. As
a passionate and dedicated student of the game,
Coach Mitch Ables expects Stokes to use his knowledge and experience from last season to eliminate
freshman mistakes and build off of his impressive
statistics. With impressive character and integrity,
Stokes also serves as a natural leader on and off the
field and will certainly play a large role in Hawley’s
chances at moving through the playoffs.
PROFILES OF EIGHT FUTURE FOOTBALL STARS
EIGHT FUTURE STARS